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I have been cutting out a new project all day. I am over half way. I hope I can get it done by Saturday so I can take it to Lady's Day Away next weekend.

I am going to settle in and knit while I watch the football game.

Have a good week.

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Here's one more item/resource. (don't use bleach!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUsT
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I had a recent mishap involving small amounts of blood spatter... (LONG story!) I had to replace a WHITE square.
-- IMO I would not continue with the quilt until you've dealt with the rust spots problem. SORRY!

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I absolutely do NOT know if this will help??!

What To Do If Iron Stains Do Occur on Clothes:

DON'T dry them in the dryer before treating the stains.
Heat sets the stains and makes them difficult or impossible to remove.

Here are some things to try: 1) rewash the clothes immediately in clear water with a heavy duty detergent. If the water in your water system is still discolored, do re-laundering at a coin-operated laundry or at another residence where the water is clear.

Caution: Do not dry stained items in a dryer, do not iron them before treating the stains, and do not use chlorine bleach. Heat and chlorine bleach make the problem worse.

If the stain is not removed by the first method, try a more drastic treatment.

2) Launder with a commercial rust remover (such as RoVer®, Rit Rust Remover®, Iron-Out®, Miracle-Rid-Iron®, or Whink®). The important ingredient in these compounds is an acid-usually oxalic or hydrofluoric acid. The remover ingredients combine with the iron and loosen it from the fabric, then hold it in suspension in the wash water. The compounds are poisonous if ingested. Use them carefully according to the manufacturers' directions, and rinse the clothes thoroughly. Acid remaining deteriorates fabrics.

Commercial rust removers are intended for use only on white or colorfast fabrics. Test colored clothes for colorfastness before attempting to remove rust stains with commercial removers. Caution/Danger: Commercial Rust Remover Products contain oxalic or hydrofluoric acids or other chemicals which can cause skin or eye irritation, burns, or poisoning. Use with care and according to the product package.

So sorry about the mishap!
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I need some assistance or guidance please. Last night I was pressing seams on my latest quilt, an my iron spit rusty, steamy water all over it. The rust spots are on white, print, and batik fabrics and I'm afraid that it'll set in by the time I get it quilted and can wash it. Any tips on getting rid of rust spots or as I now call it, "iron poo", on fabric prior to being able to wash it?

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Bev - very cute!

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Thought you might enjoy this little video. Found the link on Facebook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H6y
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I met a friend for breakfast today. We hadn't gotten together in over a year. We used to work together. We lost track of time and ended up visiting for over 3 hours.

I didn't get any sewing in today but will spend a good portion of tomorrow sewing and doing laundry. Actually I will be cutting out a new project.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend.

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Working on my quilt rug today. I have all my strips cut out, just need to fold and sew. Nice lazy activity for a windy cold day.

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446 miles rode plus whatever I do today
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I love my fitbit. It's a subtle reminder to stay on track. I was worried this morning as we went out to dinner last night. I had a tuna steak, Cesar salad, dinner roll and asparagus with shaved potatoes. It was delicious but probably more calories than I've eaten in a long time. I woke up this morning and still feel full from dinner last night. Got on the scale and lo and behold lost another pound.

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Me, too! I don't have to work and I am meeting two charity buddies to cut 2.5" strips to make 9 patches. Carol


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I am glad it is the weekend. I will get some quilting time in the next couple of days.

I got off early from work so I am going to go start the chores and visit with the sheep.

Take care everyone.

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Dog MOM, I like the idea of the quilt list. Need a separate thread for that one. I could start adding to it. On the dentist, I feel your pain. We have had good luck with out dentist, many crowns and no problems. Had my cleaning yesterday. $109 for a cleaning. They wanted to take a pantograph xray of my head but I delayed that expense. Carol

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I had a long, busy day. It started with meeting my trainer for a good work out and ended playing music with my friends at trio practice. We are normally a string quartet but our viola player is in Florida for the winter. So the other three of us get together all winter and work on trios.

I am currently planing my sheep quilt for the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. It will be part of an auction to raise money for the scholarship fund. It looks like it's going to be applique which I haven't done much of, but there is no better time then the present to learn.

Have a good evening!

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Here, the days are just too full to fit everything in... I'm having to cancel getting to my quilting group today in order to work on taxes and semester grades. Not exactly "fun" activities.
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BTW...anyone else in the group having dental issues? -- DH and I are coming to the conclusion that getting quality work for a decent price is just not around where we've been looking! It feels like we've lost the old-fashioned standard(s) of taking pride in our work and not cutting corners.
All that to say, is that LAST year it took 7 or 8 appts. to get a crown done properly. And now I'm dealing with replacing one that is over 20 yrs old. I'm already into my 3rd appt. The temp. allowed space between teeth and packed in food and caused so much discomfort that I was having to take an ibuprofen each time after I ate (not to mention that there was ROTTING food & pus & blood when the temp was removed). I CAN"T believe that is a "good" thing! Grr.r.r.r.r.r.r.


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I'm working on two quilts right now (both are wall hangings). One is for a friend who is going on an 18 month church mission. She leaves in mid-March, so I've got about 5 weeks to get it done.
The other is for DH for our 40th Anniversary. It's in mid-February, so I've got just over 2 weeks to finish it. So far I've got all the appliques cut out and fused and the subunits fused. I'm hoping to have the all of the fusing done by this weekend, so that I can start stitching around the edges and then quilting. I haven't decided how it will be quilted because it's very busy.
Someone was talking about collecting sheep fabric, well I collect moose fabric. DH is nuts over moose (he thinks they're so ugly, they're cute). Anyway I've got loads of moose fabric and several moose quilt patterns. Guess what the subject of the anniversary quilt is!

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I think a list of quilt shops would be fun.

I had a pretty good day, work went well and I am still caught up!

Not to much quilting going on here today. I finished my half square triangles last night and just need to iron them.

Have a good evening!

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That's kind of funny--for us "newbies" to quilting. (I had to Google what a LQS might be!) emoticon
So in "honor" of what I learned, I stopped in at an LQS that sits next to my dentist's office this AM. Found something I was looking for after learning about it on a YouTube quilting lesson. It's called Best Press & I plan to use it while making a pinwheel quilt!
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What are people's thoughts on developing a team list of LQS so that when we do travel we have a reference from people who have been there? Something with Name, Location, and any Notes, Tips, etc. We can start with our own local ones that we've been to and add any that we run across in our travels?

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ON collecting sheep blocks, that is a great idea! I wish that I had started a log of all the quilt shops I stop at on my travels. Keepsake Quilting in NH was one of them. It would be a nice diary of memories and not too late to start I guess. Jolette, great news for you! Carol

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Jolette - emoticon emoticon

I'm so happy for you, I'm finding it hard to contain myself!

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Jolette emoticon

I had a pretty good day at work I am caught up from being off last Friday. Things have been a bit slow, but looking at the schedule things will be picking up again. I review the data for our chemistry group.

I don't get much sewing in during the week but did spend some time after dinner cutting my half square triangle blocks for quilt guild block exchange. I have a ways to go.

I also took a look at the cutting instructions for a quilt I am planing on starting this weekend.

Carol, My hubby and I and took a short road trip in Wisconsin a few weeks ago. I am currently collecting fabrics with sheep. We stopped at three quilt shops on our trip and I found a few sheep fabrics. I am not sure what I am going to do with them but it is fun to look. I currently have about 20 different fabrics.

Have a great evening!

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You know that when you go away, you have to stop at an LQS or two. Found one in Asheville, NC called Asheville Cotton Co and it was super. Had 8000 and everything on sale for 20% off and some up to 70% off. Spent $213 and walked out with 2 huge bags of stuff. So nice to see things you don't see elsewhere. Then I decided that I needed something to hand sew on the way home, 9 hour drive. So stopped at another shop and bought 4 of those little Moda candy squares. I've got 3 and 1/2 25 block squares hand peiced and it was fun to do! Planning on a film strip quilt. Carol

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Congrats Jolette!!!! emoticon

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Jolette -- emoticon

Edited by: SEWINGMAMACDS at: 1/27/2015 (10:34)
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Jolette wonderful news. Congratulations

We are in the midst of Blizzard 2015 - looks pretty outside the window and its still coming down.

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Wow! That's great news!!! Congrats on no more medication! emoticon

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emoticon Yippee, my diabetes is under control and they say I no longer have to take medication. I am a happy camper. With all the problems with a tired heart and lungs it was nice to hear some good news.

It was absolutely wonderful outside today, 74 out.

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Spent a lot of time ironing today. Got DS's work shirts ironed (6-7) + several quilt tops & quilt backs. I also laid out 4 quilts & got the batting cut. (Now I'm out of batting, but more coming with UPS sometime later in the week...I hope.)

Mid-afternoon, I was blessed with a deep tissue sports massage for 90 min. It really helps with tightness and muscle soreness that seems to be an issue for me.
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The sun was out today, but I didn't have time for a walk. I considered it a "rest" day after exercising the past 7 of 7 days!

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Good evening! I have had a long day. I play the cello and our orchestra rehearsals started tonight, so I am just getting home.

Take care everyone.

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I'm off to my Monday Sew Group that I hardly ever get to. It's a bit easier today since hubby is still gone and there is a "business meeting" which will impact our guild and the group. Need to get my two cents in.

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Didn't get to half of what I wanted to accomplish on Sunday... Sigh...

Couldn't quite quilt on my bed top since I tore it apart to get the sheets washed. By the time I rotated all the wash through, it was nighttime before my bed got made again.

At least I got a 2-mi walk done today. I try to take all the chance opportunities I can when it's not raining around here. -- With that said, it's been a mild winter in our neck of the woods. Guess it will be some kind of issue, big time, come summer when there's not much water to draw from since there's no snow pack at all.

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I hope everyone has had a good Sunday.

We set up our TV this morning, then I spent some time sewing half square triangles for my guild exchange. I have them sewed and started cutting them.

Have a great week!

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Charlotte, I find that taking tart cherry capsels, help my gout , maybe it would help the arthritis. It might help.

The sun is shining out and the snow is melting so a beautiful day.

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Good morning everyone!
Although in your time zones it is probably afternoon by now. I spent the last 4 days at the Road to California Quilt Show. It just gets bigger and better every year! It is now the second largest in the nation. I took two classes. The first was on creating a whole cloth quilt. It was a great class with a very enthusiastic teacher. The second was a modern scrappy quilt. The teacher was good but only spent time with the "good" quilts. I felt very neglected. Today I have to go to the yacht club for a meeting. One of my quilting friends is joining me so I don't have to drive alone.

Have a wonderful day to All!

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I downloaded the SP app to my phone, and find myself tracking my food as I eat during the day. It's an extremely easy way to make sure I stay on track...but that means I don't log into the site to visit my teams.

Got 5 quilts this week from customers to put in my longarm machine, so the piecing will have to wait for a few days.

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I have spent my day cutting 7.5 inch squares to make half square triangle blocks for a block exchange at quilt guild. There are nine of us doing the exchange so I need to make nine blocks for next 13 months. I prefer to get them all made right off so if some thing comes up I have things done. I also make extras for myself.

Take care everyone!

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emoticon HI I am so glad you have decided to be more involved. It does help to keep on keeping.

It is warmer today but I haven't been doing much creative things today but the embroidery is calling my name. lol Have a glorious day

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Hi, my name is Julie. I have been a member but not active in this team, but I want to change that.

I love to quilt but lately have been learning to spin wool. My DH and I have a small flock of Polypay sheep, so I need to learn to do things with the wool. We are looking forward to our 3rd lambing season in April.



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Hello everyone! It has been a very long time since I've been on SP, but I'm back. Missed you all. I'm not doing much quilting these days since I have been having some very unpleasant issues with arthritis, but I still do some. It just takes me longer since I can't stay at the machine like I used to.

My weight has crept back up and I am within 9 lbs. where I started last time. The only way to help the arthritis is to get the weight off, so here we go with a plan I know works! I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone and meeting the new voices on here.


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Local Greensboro has 50 off all fabrics. It's a nice store. Will probably go. Might buy a kit to handset as I,m missing it. Long drive home and would love a project. Carol

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Found a great, easy way to make pinwheels for quilt squares! -- Will try to do that next month. For now, I have 6 tops to get sandwiched! I hope to get at least 3 of those done this weekend, despite having to work today.
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I just got a pattern to make rugs from my stash using 2.5" strips and 2.5" strips of batting. It's a great way to use my old excess batting.

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I went "shopping" in my stash today. I found enough fabrics to fully "fund" one project and half of another.
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Looking forward to driving to NC to see our new granddaughter and familyl! So, we are Patriots fans and I knew that I had purchased Patriot fabric in Maine 2 years ago in a little quilt shop in Bethel, Maine. I hope I have time to make 3 pillowcases today to take with me for the boys! Carol

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I started the major reorganizing my fabric, quilting room and sewing room yesterday. I had two 18 gal rubbermaid tubs and one laundry basket of material that I had pulled for different projects that I never put away. I have fabric in four different rooms. I am trying to get it organized and down to only three rooms.

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Stop on the way home! :)

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Driving to NC on Thursday to see our new granddaughter! Should I tell my husband there is a 32,000 square foot fabric store in Gastonia, NC, right over the line from SC? Or just wait to see the signs and say "stop". Guess I'll pass as I know he will want to get to Greensboror quickly. Carol

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Today should be a lot less challenging and my hubby is out for the day so I will get some me time in the sewing room. Can't wait!

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Three successful installs yesterday and today I'm off! Yea! A little shopping/sewing/cleaning. Carol

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So today I have to drive an hour through miserable weather to install some draperies. Carol


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In the process of finishing a quilt to raise money for our youth symphony. It's Mosaic Magic and is turning out very cool. This will be the third one I have done for them.

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So next week, on Thursday, we are going to drive to NC to see our new granddaughter. ON the way up we will stay with friends in Atlanta. On Sunday afternoon, we will drive to Lake Lure where we can stay in a time share for 2 nights. It is not far from Asheville and hubby has two friends who live there whom we are going to meet for lunch. THat is fine up until the part where one of the men is going to take "us" around to some brew pubs in the area. Do I want to do this? Not especially, and hubby is having a fit that I don't want to do this. Why can't I take the car back to the hotel and take a nap? I can take my baby singer with me and do some sewing and find some quilt shops. Surely, this fellow would bring him back to the place. And I would have me time. We'll see. Carol

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I started a quilt for my husbands retirement/60th birthday. He retires on May 1 and turns 60 on May 6. He knows I'm making him something but stays away from the sewing room so hopefully he will be surprised. He does keep asking if it's going to be warm. Oh yes! It will be warm! It's a flannel quilt. A kit I got from Connecting Threads a couple of years ago (knowing this was what I wanted to make it for) called Paws and Pines. It's going to be beautiful when it's finished but there are sure a lot of half square triangles!

I have a spark tracker, not a Fitbit. I like it a lot because it keeps me motivated to get all those little lights lit. I wish it synced to the phone too, though. I almost asked the kids to get me one for Christmas but decided to stay with my SPAT!

Everyone have a great sewing day. It's a cool one (9 degrees right now, with a windchill of 3).

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I've been biking a lot - because its so cold have been using my recumbent bike inside. I have to remember to put my fitbit into my pocket otherwise it won't track my exercise.

Has anyone tried their fitbit in the pool? I know its water resistant but that doesn't mean its water proof. I normally go swimming a lot but have not since I've been using my fitbit. I don't mind if it doesn't measure my exercise but don't want to break it either.

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You can order extra chargers online. I did; I travel a lot for work and have a set of travel chargers I always take with me.

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I love my fitbit, although I've misplaced my charger and will go crazy if I can't find it soon!!! The sync feature makes it so much easier to track activity. Wonder if I can get one online so I've got a backup...

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I have a fitbit, too! I like how it syncs with my PC or the app on my iphone to the fitbit website. Then it syncs with my Sparkpeople account emoticon

It does motivate me to get more steps in, something my old pedometer didn't do.

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I am listening to a new Christian cd and enjoying listening to some old, new hymns/ For a housebound person, you have yen for music.(good music LOL)The sun is shining today, the snow is melting, soup in the crock pot. I am a content personl

Embroidering some peacockis and the colors are so vivid, I just love it.

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Hi Carol
I noticed you mentioned Yacht Club. Where do you boat? We have a power boat in Huntington Harbor, CA. We are members of the YC there. I feel like I have a double whammy with two sedentary hobbies.

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I took a nap this afternoon. When I got up I loaded a quilt onto the frame and quilted a couple of rows. Now I am ready to spark a little then cross stitch while I watch TV

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I broke out my sewing machine again and started another quilt. It's a nice break from other activities.

I'm liking my fitbit. I keep it on all day and it prods me to drink my water and get on the bike.

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Trying to decide whether to stay home and quilt or go to the Yacht Club for brunch. Do both? Look for a little girl baby quilt pattern is also on my radar today! New baby granddaughter born this a.m. Evelyn Shay! Carol

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answer -- continue sewing emoticon

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My dilemna, get in the shower and get dressed or continue sewing? Carol

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Happy New Year!
I took a 4 mile walk today at our local park. I met several groups of people who had never been on the trail before, so I explained it to them. I was a lovely day - 36 degrees with sun and just a slight breeze. What a perfect way to start a new year! emoticon

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Happy New Year! It's too cold (15 degrees) here to go hiking. So guess I will go workout on the elliptical.

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Happy New Year! I ought to go hiking!


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Happy New Year! I'm going hiking this morning.

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Happy New Year everyone! Carol

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emoticon HAPPY NEW YEAR

Carol, I am glad you are feeling better, that thyroid works wonders. Your hair will even be nicer

I am glad you are attending to your health matters. I am holding fluid again but have given up and decided that I will not go back to the hospital. I will do what I can but really have about getting much improvement on my health but I am happy, a contentment , a wonderful husband, LOVE the LORD, what else do I really need. Oh yes, two hands that are busy and able to do things.


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Jolette - glad you are feeling better too!

Carol - glad you were able to find a doctor that listened and got you on the right path.

I have been struggling with fatigue and was so frustrated with my doctor that I "fired" him. I have found a new primary care physician and also started seeing a new naturopath doctor. I have seen both once and am very encouraged. They listened and I am waiting for lab results. I know I have low thyroid and am pretty sure I have adrenal fatigue (doctor's agree, but are waiting the lab results to figure out a plan of action).

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Yea Jolette, glad you are doing better. This year I went to an endocrinologist who tested me for all sorts of things. She found I had a magnesium and vitamin D3 deficiency and low thyroid. After 2 months of taking vitamins and a low thyroid dose, I feel fabulous, more energy than I've had in years. I'm not exhausted like I was before and not depressed. I felt like I was always under the radar, one step below normal. My regular doctor would never have put me on thyroid meds because I always tested low normal. So thankful now. Hope to have enough energy to start walking around the block and losing weight next year! Carol

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I have an interesting thing has come out since I had the transfusions, I no longer crave sweets. Maybe my DNA has been changed. LOL Oh yes, and now like ketchup on a lot of things, I never cared much about. hmm Maybe because I am still so anemic.

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Good Morning! I am ready to refocus on healthy goals!

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Yesterday was quiet and lovely. I packed up my Salvation Army bell ringing people for the year. Must start dismantling the tree soon. Want to do a bit of sewing today. carol

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